The annual family friendly Mardi Gras celebration at Universal Orlando Resort 2013 promises to add a little spice to your Universal Studios admission. This tempting collection of special events runs from February 9th to April 20th on select Friday and Saturday afternoons-evenings. Music, parades, floats and tasty cajun food are all part of the fun. This year’s theme is “Colorful Cultures Around the World”.
Universal Mardi Gras Music and Concerts
One of the most intriguing elements of the Mardi Gras parties is the authentic New Orleans music. Concert times are typically 4:15 pm, 5:30 pm and 6:30 pm at the French Quarter Courtyard. These live music acts are considered more akin to the Louisiana theme including blues, zydeco and jazz.
If you are less of a folk music fan, there are also more mainstream performers at the Universal Mardi Gras celebration as well. These concerts are typically at 8:30 pm on the Main Music Plaza Stage. These 14 performances include:
- The Steve Miller Band
- Sean Kingston
- Matchbox Twenty
- Kool and the Gang
- Trey Songz
The complete listing of Universal Orlando Mardi Gras concerts can be accessed by clicking here.
Universal Studios Mardi Gras Parade and Floats
The parade floats in this year’s Mardi Gras celebration will accent the theme of the attraction – Colorful Cultures Around the World. These special themed floats include:
- Chinese Year complete with dragons
- Elegance of India
- Mexican Day of the Dead
- Music of New Orleans
The parade route runs through the heart of the park and right by the Main Plaza stage. Although Mardi Gras is not a new events at Universal Orlando Resort 2013, it certainly is one of our favorites that we look for each year.
Speaking of our favorites, check out our recent post on the new park attractions at Universal Studios. There are plenty of new things to do at the park in 2013.
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